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Old 10-25-2007, 06:25 AM   #1
mathimca05
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Thumbs up how to install tamil fonts?(.ttf) in fc6


hi all
i tried to open a tamil newspaper website.i could not properly see the tamil letters.so i downloaded one font which is of true type font.
how can i install .ttf fonts & where to install?


thanks in advane
 
Old 10-26-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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hi all
i tried to open a tamil newspaper website.i could not properly see the tamil letters.so i downloaded one font which is of true type font.
how can i install .ttf fonts & where to install?


thanks in advane
In Debian there is a ttf-tamil-fonts which is in the main section meaning they are totally free software so first I would check to see if this or a similar package is available already in your distribution. If you are using KDE then you could just use the builtin local font installer to make it available if not then you can always do it the old fashioned way similar to this.

Code:
mkdir -p /usr/local/share/fonts/truetype
cd /usr/local/share/fonts/truetype
cp /path/to/tamil.ttf .
mkfontdir
mkfontscale
Then you would edit your xorg.conf in the Section "Files" to put the line at the top of the list like below.

Code:
Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/local/share/fonts/truetype"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
        FontPath        "/var/lib/deforma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
EndSection
Then you would restart the X server and hopefully the font is now available for your use.
 
  


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